Desquamative interstitial pneumonia

Case contributed by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy


Male prisoner who abuses drugs, smokes cigarettes with cough.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male


There is prominent bilateral interstitial markings with basilar predominance. The
cardiomediastinal silhouette is normal in size and morphology.


Desquamative Interstitial pneumonia and severe background emphysema.

Differential diagnosis.

Case Discussion

Pathology proven DIP and background of severe emphysema. We do not have access to outside CT. He should stop smoking.


Thanks to Dr. Biddinger for the pathology slides.

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Case information

rID: 40280
Published: 29th Oct 2015
Last edited: 3rd Dec 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included